Home | News | Regional | Waste Management finds woman's wedding rings in 5 tons of trash

Waste Management finds woman's wedding rings in 5 tons of trash

By
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
  • Newly wedded wife  ended up throwing away her wedding rings along with the trash
  • Saira Rossy had only been married a few days. 
  • Distraught she called Waste Management hoping for a miracle

By James Gordon

Published: 12:23 EST, 22 May 2014 | Updated: 12:52 EST, 22 May 2014

0

View
comments

A newly married couple from Florida ended up calling on a few favors from staff at a waste dump after accidentally throwing away their wedding rings

Saira Rossy from Naples had only been married a few days. She was taking out the trash and simply didn’t realize that her wedding and engagement rings were in a small Ziploc bag next to an empty pizza box.

In her rush to get to work, she ended up throwing them down the garbage chute but she didn't for several hours that the ring was actually missing.

Scroll down for video...

Throwaway love: Newlywed Saira Rossy ended up calling on a few favors from staff at a waste dump after accidentally throwing away her wedding rings

Throwaway love: Newlywed Saira Rossy ended up calling on a few favors from staff at a waste dump after accidentally throwing away her wedding rings

A nice sparkler: Saira Rossy had only been married a few days and was running late for work when ended up throwing away her wedding rings along with the trash

A nice sparkler: Saira Rossy had only been married a few days and was running late for work when ended up throwing away her wedding rings along with the trash

Long road to freedom: The trash wound its way down the garbage chute along with the rest of the household garbage leading directly to a 20-foot-long and 8-foot-wide trash compactor

Long road to freedom: The trash wound its way down the garbage chute along with the rest of the household garbage leading directly to a 20-foot-long and 8-foot-wide trash compactor

In a hurry: Saira Rossy didn;t realize what was in the small Ziploc bag next to an empty Little Caesar;s Pizza box when she dropped it down the garbage chute in her rush to work

In a hurry: Saira Rossy didn;t realize what was in the small Ziploc bag next to an empty Little Caesar;s Pizza box when she dropped it down the garbage chute in her rush to work

'I called my mom to see if I had left it in the bathroom and it hit me — oh my God, I threw out my wedding ring,' Mrs Rossy said to NBC 2 News.

Mrs Rossy got married at the start of May and would take her wedding ring set off while she was at work to keep it safe.

Somehow, before her ring made it into her purse for safekeeping, the engagement ring and wedding band wound up on the table next to an old pizza box.

Before long, it was winding its way down the garbage chute along with the rest of the household trash leading directly to a 20-foot-long and 8-foot-wide trash compactor.

Little mistake: Mrs Rossy was distraught after throwing away her rings. She had only been married a few days. She bought boots and overalls in order to go dumpster diving

Little mistake: Mrs Rossy was distraught after throwing away her rings. She had only been married a few days. She bought boots and overalls in order to go dumpster diving

Needle in a haystack: Waste Management emptied five tons of trash from the compactor and went digging for the rings

Needle in a haystack: Waste Management emptied five tons of trash from the compactor and went digging for the rings

Suited & booted: She made a quick stop at the store; Rossy bought a hazmat suit, mask and boots. She was ready to go Dumpster diving

Suited & booted: She made a quick stop at the store; Rossy bought a hazmat suit, mask and boots. She was ready to go Dumpster diving

Helping hand: Waste Management assured her they could help

Helping hand: Waste Management assured her they could help

Found! Dennis Sierra, a driver with Waste Management, found the rings - they were still in their ziplocked bag

Found! Dennis Sierra, a driver with Waste Management, found the rings - they were still in their ziplocked bag

After realizing her gut-wrenching mistake, Mrs Rossy called the building manager but he was on vacation.

'I was frantic,' Rossy said. 'I called Waste Management to see if they would let me open it up and look inside, but they understandably said it was too much of a liability — that it was too toxic and it could crush me.'

Eventually. Christi Epperson, a manager at Waste Management told her that although they couldn’t open up the trash compactor, they might be able to take a look inside when it was hauled off a week later to be emptied at the landfill.

Very few people were involved in the actual search.

Grateful: Saira Rossy couldn't be more thankful to Waste Management, but she said she never gave up hope

Grateful: Saira Rossy couldn't be more thankful to Waste Management, but she said she never gave up hope

Searching: The only Mrs Rossy could give the searchers was that the ring was likely in a white garbage bag with red strings carrying a Little Caesar¿s Pizza box

Searching: The only Mrs Rossy could give the searchers was that the ring was likely in a white garbage bag with red strings carrying a Little Caesar¿s Pizza box

Recovered: Sierra who looked inside a nearly empty bag with a pizza box on top. He pulled apart every piece of junk mail inside until a tiny plastic bag with a wedding ring inside fell out

Recovered: Sierra who looked inside a nearly empty bag with a pizza box on top. He pulled apart every piece of junk mail inside until a tiny plastic bag with a wedding ring inside fell out

The couple even stopped throwing garbage down the chute so there would be fewer bags to sort through.

'It was kind of tragic for us, because we just got married and it was such a large expense,' Mrs Rossy said. 'I really was already thinking there was no way they were going to find it.'

On 'dump day', five tons of garbage filled the container and Mrs Rossy together with  Ms Epperson and Dennis Sierra, a driver with Waste Management, were ready to start looking for the ring.

The search was done mostly by sight because of the risk of encountering needles and broken glass.

Mrs Rossy knew she had to look out for a white trash bag carrying a Little Caesar’s Pizza box.

Driver, Mr Sierra looked inside a nearly empty bag with a pizza box on top and found a tiny plastic bag with a wedding ring inside.

Mrs Rossy bought the two employees $50 gift cards to a restaurant as a thank you.

'I didn’t know what else to do,' Rossy said. 'It’s just so nice that a company would do this, they were extraordinary to do this.'

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOS

MOST READ NEWS

 

 
 

Colorado News

Get the latest Colorado news, sports, weather, entertainment, business & political news and more from Colorado Newsday.
 
  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version
  • Plain text Plain text

Rate this article

0
 
 

Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity Awkward family photos 
 
UPDATED: Faces of Meth PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter

More galleries ››

 
 
 
  1. Drunk tractor driver decapitates three people in head-on crash (1.50)

  2. Spoiled’ teen takes parents to court (1.00)

  3. Terms of Service (0)

  4. Colorado Newsday Privacy Policy (0)

  5. Kim Kardashian denied access to Vanity Fair party (0)

  6. Russian troops threaten to shoot Ukrainian soldiers in tense stand-off (0)

  7. Boxer vows to fight on – after 51st defeat in row (0)

  8. Forbes rich list names world’s youngest billionaires (0)

  9. Pregnant woman drives kids into ocean in Florida (0)

  10. Oprah Winfrey tells Lindsay Lohan to ‘cut the bull****’ in trailer for new reality show Lindsay (0)

  11. Denver Man Michael McGinley threatened to kill wife in phone call at DA’s office (0)

  12. Couple stole little girl's iPod in Aurora (0)

  13. Former director of Breckenridge Film Festival Dawna Foxx given 5 years for embezzling $300K (0)

  14. Knee injury to sideline Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan 6-8 weeks (0)

  15. Off-duty St. Louis cop who shot teen six times from behind is publicly named by victim's family (0)

  16. 62-year-old Mickey Rourke set to revive his boxing career with a return to the ring in Moscow (0)

  17. Tiny parasitic tapeworm burrows its way through a man's brain for FOUR YEARS (0)

  18. 'Somebody is missing a lot of marijuana:" Puzzled clothing store manager receives 90 pounds of packaged marijuana over two days running (0)

  19. Raven-Symone debuts peach-colored hair (0)

  20. Photoshopped image of Guy Fieri with 'normal' hairstyle goes viral (0)

  21. Eileen Davidson to return on 'Days of Our Lives' (0)

  22. Barry Manilow announces North American concert tour (0)

  23. A dozen children and one adult are killed when a hippopotamus overturns a boat in Niger (0)

  24. Mother of Kyle Chrisley's daughter vows he will never regain custody (0)

  25. Has Rosetta proven Earth's water came from ASTEROIDS? (0)

  26. 'Homeopathy CAN cure Ebola': Doctors attack 'armchair intellectuals' at World Health Organisation who refuse to let them treat deadly virus with snake venom remedy (0)

  27. Buckle up! Daredevil driver takes viewers on a heart-pounding journey through Los Angeles in $1million car stunt video (0)

  28. Stephen Colbert to host the Kennedy Center Honors (0)

  29. Dave Chappelle says Donald Sterling shouldn't have lost Clippers (0)

  30. Lily James stars in first trailer for 'Cinderella' (0)

  31. Michael Schumacher 'paralysed, wheelchair-bound and unable to speak' (0)

  32. Police officer under investigation for using sirens to pull over school bus 'because his son forgot his lunch' (0)

  33. Man sentenced to death for murdering and dismembering woman in Pennsylvania 'admits to killing five other women in Texas' (0)

  34. Tamara Green was 'so drugged up by Bill Cosby she couldn't control her body' (0)

  35. High-flying lawyer who worked in the White House was found dead in the bath of her London home after taking an overdose during divorce fight (0)

  36. Uber investor Ashton Kutcher BACKS executive who suggested digging up dirt on the company's critics and calls journalist at the center of accusations 'shady' (0)

  37. Maria Glinka may have been targeted because her father caught Russian cannibal (0)

  38. Bill Cosby STILL a Temple University trustee despite continued sexual assault claims and getting nixed by NBC and TV Land (0)

  39. Amy Adams had a 'meltdown' when she turned 40 (0)

  40. Natalie Dormer on how she'd like her 'Game of Thrones' character to die (0)

  41. Catholic school tutor Abigal Simon 'was intimidated into sex with 15-year-old' (0)

  42. Dad is busted for road rage attack on a teenager after his OWN daughter posted a video of the fight on Snapchat  (0)

  43. Ex-convict shoots dead both wives with rifle in Turkey (0)

  44. Secret Service boss grovels over agency's failures and promises 'bottom to top' review after fence-jumper and prostitution scandals (0)

  45. Rebecca Ferguson was 'devastated' when new baby's father left (0)

  46. Obama to issue work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants THURSDAY (0)

  47. Israeli drone pilot admits to making some wrong calls when dropping bombs in Gaza, but says you will see no smiling faces where kids are killed (0)

  48. Now NBC cancels its planned comedy series with Bill Cosby (0)

  49. Never-before-seen portraits of Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo and WB Yeats unearthed in 80-year-old box of photos forgotten in the Condé Nast archives (0)

  50. Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong to host 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner (0)